This article originally appeared on December 1, 2020, published by the Washington Post.
After more than three decades as one of the District’s key organizations serving the poor and hungry, D.C. Central Kitchen is planning a relocation that will revamp the nonprofit’s ability to serve the region’s most needy.
“We’ve been in D.C. for 32 years, for about 30 of them in the basement of the Federal City Shelter building,” said Michael F. Curtin Jr., the organization’s chief executive. “It’s been a good home but it’s a decaying and decrepit building, and it cannot handle the work we need to do.”
With that in mind, D.C. Central Kitchen has announced plans to relocate to the RiverPoint, a new development by Western Development Corp., Orr Partners and Akridge in the Buzzard Point neighborhood south of Nationals Park with 480 residential units and around 73,000 square feet of retail space.